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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Norfolk Naval Station

  • 9079 Hampton Blvd. Map It
  • Norfolk
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 11/14/2013

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On the northern edge of the city, the Norfolk Naval Station is an impressive sight, home to more than 100 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. The base was built on the site of the Jamestown Exposition of 1907; many of the original buildings survive and are still in use. Several large aircraft carriers, built at nearby Newport News, call Norfolk home port and can be seen from miles away, especially at the bridge-tunnel end of the base. You may see two, each with a crew of up to

6,300, beside slightly smaller amphibious carriers that discharge marines in both helicopters and amphibious assault craft. The submarine piers, floating dry docks, supply center, and air station are all worth seeing. The Victory Rover and Carrie B. provide boat tours from downtown Norfolk to the naval station, and Hampton Roads Transit operates tour trolleys most of the year, departing from the naval-base tour office. Visitor access is by tour only, and photo ID is required to enter the base.

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Sight Information

Address:

9079 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Phone:

757-444–7955

Sight Details:

  • Tour $10.00 (cash only and there is no ATM on premises)
  • Tours: Jan. 1–Mar. 18, Tues. –Sun. at 1:30; Mar. 19–May 20, every ½ hr 11–2; May 21–Sept. 16, every 30 mins 10–2; Sept. 17–Oct. 31, hourly 11–2; Nov. 1–Dec. 31, Tues.–Sun. at 1:30.
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Updated 11/14/2013

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